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Munshi Ram

Central Delhi, Delhi

June 21, 2024 to June 21, 2026

Munshi Ram was born in 1914 and was a resident of Delhi. Despite his challenging financial circumstances, which prevented him from attending school, he was profoundly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and numerous revolutionaries. This inspiration fueled his active participation in India's struggle for independence. His dedication to the cause was evident early on when he volunteered in the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930.

Munshi’s commitment did not waver over the years. By 1942, he was a passionate participant in the Quit India Movement, a critical campaign demanding an end to British rule in India. His fervour for freedom and justice led him to the forefront of protests and demonstrations.

In August 1942, during a protest in Delhi, Munshi faced the brutal response of the colonial authorities. The police, attempting to suppress the movement, opened fire on the demonstrators. He was caught in the crossfire and sustained a severe bullet wound. His injury was a direct consequence of his unwavering dedication to the cause of India's independence.

Munshi Ram passed away in 1942, becoming one of the many martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation's freedom. His bravery and sacrifice continue to inspire future generations to appreciate and uphold the values of freedom and justice.

Details mentioned in ‘Who’s Who of Indian Martyrs’, Volume I, published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India

Source: Tajveer Singh, Contributor for CCRT.